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Posted: 4/26/2013 1:56:09 AM
   

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Today it's wheel hubs.  There are quite a range of these and they are becoming very sought after at sales by collectors over here.

John

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Posted: 4/27/2013 2:19:29 AM
   

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Here's a nice small little item.  It's the adjustment quadrant from a set of Massey-Harris trailed spring tine harrows.  Each gang of harrows on the implement - there were two and three gang implements I think - had an adjusting handle.  You walked round the rear of the implement, set the angle of the harrows to what you wanted with the adjusting handles, then away you go.

John

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Posted: 4/27/2013 6:01:22 AM
   

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Not cast iron but here is a cool looking piece of memorabilia I picked up yesterday at the swap meet

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Posted: 4/28/2013 7:16:46 AM
   

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Here is some "cast iron" that may mystify those of you in N America.  I have never met anyone from N America who knows of these disc harrow carrier wheel bogies.  Over here they were quite commonly bought as an optional extra to a set of trailing, tractor drawn, Massey-Harris disc harrows when the farmer had a need to travel down roads with them. 

Each gang of a four gang disc harrow needed one of these bogies to carry it along the road.  I well remember my grandfather having a set and we kids used to charge around the yard with one each for a bit of fun.  These are the only set I have seen since those far off childhood days.  I bought them from a farm sale about ten years ago against stiff opposition from a stationary engine collector who wanted the wheels for making engine trolleys.  The vandal!!!!  Each wheel is stamped M-H.

Using them was simple.  Just place the long arm under the middle rear of a gang with the hook locating onto the disc axle.  (Hook just visible on the left hand bogie). Then pull the front of the arm up by the chain so that it lifts the gang, then hitch the chain up to the frame of the implement so that the axle does not drop to the floor.  Very effective but not for racing along the road with even so!

John

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Posted: 4/29/2013 3:46:09 AM
   

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Here's a nice little plaque from Australia. As you can see it is cleary marked H V McKay Massey-Harris.  The plaque is about 4 inches wide.  I would like to know what type of Australian wood it is because it is incredibly hard and heavy.

John

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Posted: 4/30/2013 5:22:33 AM
   

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Here's an interesting and hard to come by item.  It is a Massey-Harris speed governor.  This was used to cause a constant belt speed input into any machine being driven by a stationary engine - e.g. a cream separator or butter churn - whatever.  There was a lrge hand turned screw adjuster (seen on the left hand side) to set it at the desired speed for the driven machine.

John

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Posted: 4/30/2013 6:05:59 AM
   

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Here is a pair of rope pulley's for the cast iron memorabilia thread, made in Scotland by W DIckie, these were at the Cheffins auction Saturday and the first time I have come across them. I did not see them sold as they were almost at the end of the sale which was still going on when I left at 6.00pm. Someone got a rare item with the Massey connection.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 2:05:45 AM
   

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Today it's a wheel weight.  It might seem to be a pretty mundane piece of memorabilia but this one is interesting.  I believe that it has come from the small MF 735 combine.  Note how it has been miss-cast.  Also note that it has FH on it.  I can only presume that this is French and Hetch - but I stress that it is a presumption and would welcome any info. It could alternatively be our old British company Fisher Humphries.  I also have  similar odd cast steel front wheel off an MH 744 tractor which I will put on at a later date.  Joe - these wheels and weights really weigh in!!!

John

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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:14:03 AM
   

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Not pure cast iron but a mix of iron and wood.  That's this Massey-Harris wheelbarrow.  A very nice and quite hard to come by item which is still very useable.  There were several models of wheelbarrow in M-H's range and this is the No. 2.

John

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Posted: 5/7/2013 12:54:38 AM
   

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Here's a nice solid lump of cast iron.  It is the main gear cover from a Sunshine Massey-Harris of Australia trailed mower.  It's quite a heavy piece.  As you can see from the area of cross hatch it also served as a footplate for the on baord operator.

John

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